Your dormitory or apartment room will not have the following items.
1. Pillow and linens, including twin-size sheet and blanket
2. Bath Towels
3. Clothes hangers
4. Personal hygiene products (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
5. Alarm clock
You may need to bring the above items or buy them after you arrive. We will arrange a shopping trip to a nearby department store the day after you arrive.
Other items you may want to buy:
1. TV and/or Radio
3. Small Refrigerator
4. Coffee/Tea Maker
5. Shower Shoes/Sandals
6. Robe (to wear to and from the shower)
Microwaves and other cooking appliances are not allowed in the on-campus dormitory rooms.
Many students bring a laptop computer from their country. There are free internet high-speed connections in every on-campus dormitory room. You will need to have your computer configured by our Computer Center in order to use your computer for internet use in the dormitory.
Keep in mind that if you bring an electrical appliance, such as a hair dryer or laptop computer, that electrical requirements in the USA are 110V. You can find adapters in local stores.
You may want to buy a cell phone after you arrive. Students living on-campus in the Marshall Commons dormitory, receive free cell phone service. For other students in Twin Towers or off-campus, we recommend that you get a cell phone after you arrive at a local store. A basic nationwide plan will cost about $30 per month for unlimited weekend and evening minutes and about 200 to 300 anytime weekday minutes. You may need to pay a deposit and make a contract for a minimum of one year. A basic cell phone will usually cost $50 to $100, or may be included free with the plan.
We recommend that you purchase a pre-paid international calling card or internet call service in order to keep in touch with your family and friends back home in your country. You can search the internet for the best deals and order your cards or service online.
If you like, you can send items in advance from your country to the on-campus dormitory. You should make sure it arrives about the same time that you arrive. All mail or packages should be addressed to your name followed by your hall name and room number, Marshall University, One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755. For example, if you live in Twin Towers West, your mailing address is:
Twin Towers West, Room 123
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755